From 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, local shops and restaurants will be
participating in Duneland’s second Progressive Open House event.
Coordinated by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce, the shopping and dining
tour will feature $5 food and drink specials, product sales, and extended
shopping hours for a single evening of vibrant holiday shopping across
Retailers participating in this self-guided shopping and dining tour include
Alice’s Garden Toy Boutique; Ashley’s Jewelry by Design; Chelle’s; Coco’s
Canine Cabana (featuring an adoption event with Lakeshore Paws); Flashbacks
at Main Street Shoppes; Flower Cart; Framing Concepts; Franciscan Omni
Health & Fitness (featuring an extension of the Get Fit Kits Black Friday
Sale); House of Berggren; Indian Summer Boutique; Molly Bea’s Ingredients
(featuring 20 percent off one bulk item plus one small gift per shopper);
O’Gara & Wilson, Ltd. Antiquarian Booksellers; Rita Jackson Sculptor;
Sweetville; and Weekends at Main Street Shoppes.
In addition, the Duneland Chamber of Commerce building, at 220 Broadway in
Chesterton, will be open until 8 p.m., and staff members will be on hand to
give out cookies, hot cider, and maps listing all shops and restaurants
participating in the Progressive Open House.
Beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, the first ten shoppers to visit the Chamber
for tour maps will each receive a $5 Chamber Gift Certificate, which may be
redeemed for food, drink, or products during the course of the evening at
participating locations. Guests can begin shopping while still in the
Chamber building, where the following will be selling their products:
Harvest Circle Workshop (offering Duneland-famous protein balls and
granola), Hot Diggity Dawg (offering beautiful holiday gift baskets) and
Velvet Skin Spa/Get Clear Acne Clinic (“Twelve Days of Blissness” facial
packages and $10 on-site eyebrow wax/definition).
While following the Progressive Open House tour maps, shoppers are
encouraged to stop in the following eateries to enjoy $5 food and drink
specials: Butler Winery (offering free wine tasting!), Tonya’s Patisserie,
and Popolano’s Italian Restaurant.
“Shoppers can check off their holiday lists, support local businesses, and
then enjoy delicious specials at Butler, Tonya’s and Popolano’s,” Chamber
Executive Director Heather Ennis said. “We’ll have Christmas music playing
downtown, as well, so the evening should be a thoroughly enjoyable change of
pace from the frantic mall shopping that always threatens to undermine the
holiday spirit. We’re excited to welcome shoppers to the Chamber for
cookies, hot cider and maps on December 5!”
For more information about the Chamber’s Progressive Open House, please
contact the Duneland Chamber of Commerce at (219) 926-5513 or